Monday, April 15, 2024

The Korea Times Reprints Story from The Onion… Again

Yep, the intrepid guys and gals at the Korea Times recently yet again quoted a story from The Onion, a well known (well, perhaps...

East Asian Pragmatism

I love the far east. It's an overpopulated, wonderfully chaotic place where, if you happen to have the means, you can feel largely free...

Advertising in Australia

In 2006, an advertising campaign for Tourism Australia sparked international controversy, and was temporarily banned in the United Kingdom. The uproar? Well, at that...

Reach Out (it might surprise).

I saw a friend yesterday. We had lunch and a nice chat. She flew to Texas this morning to see her family....

Helsinki-Tallinn. A European Ferry

I always thought of ferries as a rather mundane but necessary mode of transport to some. I mean, it's simply a necessity in some...

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The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing. I do however belong to the most dangerous, destructive species on...

‘This Isn’t Happening’. Prostitution in Korea. Does it actually exist?

A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

By this title I don't mean of course to speak of people who decided for whatever reason to go on a killing spree but...

Christmas in Oman

It may not shock to hear that life in the Middle east is a touch different to that in the west. We all know...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

I finally stepped out of the airport, breathed the fresh air and looked up at big, blue African skies. Three seconds later I lowered my gaze and...

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